Amy

Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.
Chill Angel sleepover nightshirt

Pamper with the Chill Angel Sleepover Nightshirt

LOWA Locarno

LOWA men’s shoes perfect for fall and winter travel

patagonia woolyester

Patagonia Woolyester jacket for the fall travel season

Travel accessory you need: Royal Robbins Highlands Travel Scarf

Travel accessory you need: Royal Robbins Highlands Travel Scarf

Vaya Life

Vaya Life bento systems for on-the-go

Ećoths clothing for men

Fall picks for men from Ećoths

Fly Creek

Lightweight backpacking with Big Agnes Fly Creek HV

Aventura Clothing

Favorite Aventura Clothing travel picks for fall

Costa Untangled collection

Costa sunglasses for year-round polarizing protection

Granite Gear Higgins backpack

Granite Gear Higgins backpack for school and travel

Six Moon Designs travel pouch

By Amy / February 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

I wasn’t familiar with Six Moon Designs until testing out their ePouch, designed specifically for travel days. They are known for their line of affordable, practical backpacking packs and tents, which have a utilitarian, streamlined look to them. It can be hard to find a travel bag that falls in the category between backpack and…

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Conner hats for winter and spring travel

By Amy / February 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’ve been a fan of Conner hats since falling in love with their wool Boho while on a dude ranch vacation in the west. This winter, we’ve been trying out two additional offerings, for very different trips: their Portland rain hat on a trip, appropriately, to Portland; and their Aztec men’s sun hat on a…

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Gregory Proxy travel backpack

By Amy / February 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Gregory Proxy 45 is the perfect weekender bag for adventurers! Small enough to be worn comfortably as a backpack while fully loaded, yet roomy enough to stash enough gear and clothing for a long weekend, the Proxy 45 has become my new companion for short trips. It’s just over three pounds, and has a…

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Big Agnes Big Joe Duffel for multi-purpose packing

By Amy / January 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’ve found the workhorse of all duffels! The Big Agnes Big Joe has become my go-to bag for all things messy, rugged, outdoorsy and practical. This tarmac waterproof bag can withstand anything! The Big Joe comes in three sizes (45L, 80L, and 110L), with multiple strap options to allow you to heft it to your…

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Garmont Tikal shoes for travel

By Amy / January 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Garmont has been making rugged and tough hiking and mountaineering shoes for decades, but if you haven’t discovered their lifestyle line, called their ‘travel’ line, you are in for a treat! Seriously, my Garmont Tikal shoes have gone on every active trip I’ve taken since I got them! Here’s why: The Tikal is lightweight and comfortable,…

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Perfect for winter in the outdoors: Rumpl Ground Cover and Helinox Chair

By Amy / January 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Anyone who reads this site already knows I love Rumpl blankets…I use them for everything from camping trips to soccer games to emergency storage in the back of the car for road trips. I love how they pack down small and are such a breeze to clean. Rumpl has a few new offerings, however, that…

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OOFOS comfort for travel and outdoor adventure

By Amy / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’ve been a fan of OOFOS recovery footwear ever since I slipped on my first pair in the middle of a walk-intensive travel conference. I have continued to wear OOFOS shoes, flip-flops and boots ever since, in my campsites, on the river, and after ski days. Here’s my favorite of what’s new, for women and…

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Sierra Designs outdoor gear for the new year

By Amy / January 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Happy New Year! Yes, it’s still cold and possibly snowy outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be thinking ahead to camping season. Or perhaps you have an adventure trip on the horizon, or an occasion to bring a lightweight, down sleeping bag on an eco-trip. We have you covered. Or rather, Sierra Designs does.…

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Toad & Co casual holiday comfort

By Amy / December 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Today is a good day to talk about two pieces from one of my favorite travel and lifestyle clothing brands, Toad & Co. I love Toad & Co’s take on casual elegance, and these two pieces are perfect for winter days when you want to look nice but also…

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Stocking stuffers for the outdoors-lover: Vargo BOT 700 and funnel flask

By Amy / December 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Still looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for the outdoors lover in your life? We’ve got two today, from Vargo, who certainly knows the outdoors. This brand has emerged lately to my awareness, and I love its take on standard backpacking and camping gear, which focuses on making things lighter, more useful, and sleeker. The Titanium BOT…

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